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Wyoming Coal

  • Production/Consumption:
    • #1 in U.S. coal production
    • 395.6 million short tons produced in 2014
    • Produced 39.4 percent of all coal mined in U.S. in 2013
    • In 2013, 33 states received coal from Wyoming mines, with eight states buying more than 90 percent of their coal from Wyoming

  • Prices: Average sales price $12.20/short ton in 2014
  • Employment/Taxes:
    • 6,673 employees in 2013
    • Through royalties, severance taxes, and other payments, the coal industry contributed approximately $1.02 billion to state and local governments in 2010
    • Assessed value in 2015: $3.8B (WDOR, 2015)
    • Collectible severance taxes in 2015: $$275M (WDOR, 2015)
  • Electrical Generation:
    • 355 Trillion Btu of coal-fired net electricity generation in 2013
    • Installed coal generation capacity: 6,035MW
  • Resources and Infrastructure:
    • Recoverable coal reserves: 74.81 billion short tons
    • Wyodak coal seam in the Powder River Basin is the #1 producing coal bed in the U.S.
    • 16 active coal operators in Wyoming

Coal Mines

WORKS CITED

Unless otherwise noted, all facts presented here can be sourced to the EIA.

(EIA, 2016) United States Energy Information Administration (EIA). Retrieved from: http://www.eia.gov/beta/state/?sid=WY

(WDOR, 2015) Wyoming Department of Revenue (WDOR).  "Department of Revenue 2015 Annual Report." Click here to retrieve PDF.

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